Look for the Spring Festival's Atmosphere Surrounding Everywhere in Shaanxi

2017-02-06 10:30:39 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

The Spring Festival's atmosphere can be demonstrated in the form of red couplets that have the meaning of prosperity and good luck in the new year on tops of the door frames , a pair of large red lanterns that are hung on   both sides of the door, with the tassels swaying against the wind, which is a symbol of the thick warmth surrounding the whole home.The Spring Festival's atmosphere also can be found in another forms such as the earthly and lively activities of killing pigs and sheep in the market, and there are various foods for eating ,colorful production for use and good playthings for playing with play. The Spring Festival's atmosphere is like the rings of firecrackers at twelve o 'clock of Chinese New Year's Eve,using them to scare the monster "year" away and bring people peace and good luck...

Nowadays,people’s daily life are like the one in the Chinese New Year: they often wear new clothes, and eat whatever delicious food such as the specialty all over the country through the online orders. The life is better and better, but the appetite is worse and worse, and the Spring Festival's atmosphere has faded bit by bit.So where is the Spring Festival's atmosphere surrounding Shaanxi?What are they like?

Xi 'an

At night, on January 21, the 30th "Tangdu Shangyuan Sleepless City" New Spring Lantern Fair of Xi 'an City Wall officially started.

The small year (a festival that falls on the 23rd or 24th of the twelfth month of the lunar year ) is past , and the lunar New Year Spring Festival is getting closer. At night,on January 21,  in the Yongning Gate of Xi 'an city wall, more than 500 representatives from all walks of life such as culture scholars, folklore experts, inheritors of non-material cultural heritage inheritance and citizens, students, etc.  together witnessed a historic moment, with the drumming and the audience’s counting down, letting the lanterns together light for the whole city , full of childhood memories of "Lantern Fair " echoing in ears , which officially opened the New Spring Lantern Fair of Xi 'an City Wall for 44 days.The 30th "Tangdu Shangyuan Sleepless City" New Spring Lantern Fair of Xi 'an City Wall officially started.

At night,on January 21, with the decorations of Lantern Fair and all kinds of lighting, the south gate of the ancient city Xi’an became more beautiful.

Ziyang

Here is Huangu Town of Ziyang County at the bank of Han River ,January 18.In the ancient town, people came and went to buy the necessities for Spring Festival, full of thick festival atmosphere.

January 18, Huangu Town of Ziyang County in southern Shaanxi was full of thick festival atmosphere at the bank of Han River, attracting the CCTV Native Land  to shoot the feature films of" Spring Festival" customs.

The film crew of CCTV - 7 Native Land focus on the theme "Happy Spring Festival", which is open the shooting with the story :Jiangtang Village of Huangu Town, villagers Liu Xiwu takes his grandchildren to buy necessities for Spring Festival in the market.According to the introduction of the producer director from Native Land crews, the feature films will record the story of Spring Festival on Liu Xiwu family, and shoot the traditional customs such as kill pigs , eat pao soup, offer sacrifices to the kitchen god , have union dinners, watch club fire performance. Focus on the story plot, we carry out location filming for Ziyang pen mountain, selenium-rich tea garden, Ziyang folk songs, tile-roofed house and hall groups, Han River fishing.At the same time, the feature films will also focus on shooting the Ziyang selenium-rich resources development, the oldest old of Naore Village of Shuangan town etc.The program will first appeared on CCTV-7 during the Spring Festival.

Here is Huangu Town of Ziyang County at the bank of Han River ,January 18.In the ancient town, people came and went to buy the necessities for Spring Festival, full of thick festival atmosphere.

Ningqiang

Here was Chenghe Street of NingJiang County, January 19 .The girl who picked lanterns and Spring Festival couplets was very happy.

The Spring Festival is approaching.In the market of Chenghe Street of NingJiang County,there were streams of people busily coming and going and a wide variety of products.There were all kinds and types of folk customs jewelry that are quite popular with people such as especially the Chinese knots, red lanterns, New Year pictures, Spring Festival couplets, attracting many people to choose and buy.

Shanyang

On 18th of the twelfth lunar month, in the Zhongcun Town of Shanyang County, the old couple hang and dried the noodles in their courtyard, adding the busy state and joyfulness to the ordinary courtyard before the Spring Festival.

Among the villages in Qinling mountain,the happy festival scenes of villagers hanging and drying the noodles in the courtyard can be seen everywhere in preparation of Spring Festival ,making a rare memory in the village before the lunar New Year.

On 18th of the twelfth lunar month, in the Zhongcun Town of Shanyang County, the villagers almost all hang and dried the noodles in their courtyard along both sides of highway.These were scattered parts, which was eaten at own home and let the friends and relatives for eating during the Spring Festival.

In the Zhongcun Town, if a girl goes to the boy’s home to make a blind date for the first time,determining whether their elders like, seeing if the boy’s mother serves a bowl of warm and delicious noodles with poached eggs.Because the elders believe noodles can held the girl's heart, with the poached eggs, hoping the children early get married, and soon have a son.

On 18th of the twelfth lunar month, in the Zhongcun Town of Shanyang County, the elders hang and dried and separated the noodles in their courtyard.

As one saying goes that "the dumplings for the beginning of New Year , the noodles for the second day of New Year ", why do people eat noodles in Chinese New Year ?Noodles are long, representing the rings of money and  meaning money is just rolling in.In the mountain villages, people hang and dried the noodles in the courtyards, busy and happy in the Chinese New Year atmosphere.

Yulin

On January 20, Yulin in northern Shaanxi,the activities for Chinese New Year started, and the boys arrayed there , blowing the Suona.

On January 20, the activities for Chinese New Year started in Yulin.There were activities such as the ceremony of seeing off kitchen god , one-thousand-people jujube cake meal, rice wine song meeting.There were also folk live-action performance, donkey racing meeting, Euphorbia royleana, large-scale fire judge.Counties and districts respectively make concentrated preparations for the festival with wonderful folk customs activities or performances according to the difference of regional culture.

Tourists and local villagers together participated in preparing the traditional activities for Chinese New Year. There were hundreds of people together to cut window grilles, Suide folk art performances, Po Yi rolling miscellaneous oriented noodles contest in northern Shaanxi, ceremony of seeing off kitchen god. The Spring Festival's atmosphere is hidden in the Suona sound, girls’ cutting window grilles, and shaanPo Yi rolling miscellaneous oriented noodles.

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